Cody Marshall isn’t your typical high school athlete. The 126-pound senior is a full-time special needs student. The development of his brain that allows for cognitive thinking past the age of 5 or 6 is non-existent, wrestling coach Stan Gould said.
Marshall, 18, is also part of an individualized education program that will allow him to stay in school until he’s 21 to achieve the job skills necessary so he can be self-sufficient in the real world. But don’t be fooled. He’s a wrestler at heart, maybe more so than anybody truly realizes.